Unmanned Aerial Systems: Mission Possible

Our combined experience in platforms, remote control and sensor development places Leonardo at the forefront of autonomous flight. In the UK, Leonardo is currently working alongside the Ministry of Defence to develop future concepts for Rotary Unmanned Air Systems (RUAS) with our sensors providing surveillance and protection for a number of unmanned platforms around the world.

At the forefront of autonomous flight technology

At the forefront of autonomous flight technology

Leonardo is the only manufacturer in Europe with a combined experience in platforms, remote control and sensor development. Our tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) equipped with our proprietary sensors are in operations in five countries around the world.

News: Leonardo and UK MoD launch Phase 2 of RWUAS Demonstrator Programme

The Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Technology Office has placed a two-year, jointly funded, Research and Development contract for a Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System, Capability Concept Demonstrator – "RWUAS CCD Phase 2".

News: Leonardo and UK MoD launch Phase 2 of RWUAS Demonstrator Programme

Leonardo and General Atomics announce sensor cooperation for MQ-9B

Leonardo and General Atomics announce sensor cooperation for MQ-9B

The two companies are jointly investing to integrate Leonardo’s SAGE electronic warfare surveillance system onto the GA-ASI MQ-9B.

Fire Scout unmanned helicopter

Leonardo's Osprey AESA radar has been selected to serve as look-out on-board the US Navy's newly-upgraded unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout.

Fire Scout unmanned helicopter